Wednesday, 5 October 2016

$2.1bn arms deal: FG finally agrees to consolidate charges against Dasuki and others

The Federal Government has finally agreed to consolidate the criminal charges filed against a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and others before two different High Courts of the Federal Capital Territory judiciary.
This followed a complaint by the former NSA that putting him on trial in two different courts on the same issues would be prejudice and cause double jeopardy.
At the resumption of the trial on Wednesday, counsel to the Federal Government, Mr. Rotimi Jacob and that of Dasuki, Mr. Joseph Daudu agreed before Justice Baba Yusuf to formally write the chief judge of the FCT judiciary, Justice Ishaq Bello to consolidate the two charges in the interest of justice.
The two senior counsels applied to Justice Yusuf to adjourn the matter pending the time the chief judge would consider the application for consolidation.